From 18 July, the BBC’s Francophonic African TV service Afrique will be available to audiences in Senegal via BBC Infos on Dunyaa TV (DTV).
Part of BBC Africa and the BBC World Service, the BBC Afrique service reaches 14.8 million people on a weekly basis and provides content for 23 countries across Francophone Africa. BBC Infos is the service's flagship 15-minute TV show bringing viewers the main news headlines every weekday.
BBC Afrique TV programming is currently enjoyed by audiences around West and Central Africa including in Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC and Niger.
Three new TV programmes will be available for the audience in Senegal and the country’s first edition of BBC Infos will bring local stories from the country and will be preceded by a jointly-hosted launch show on DTV. Features will include a look at wrestling in Senegal and a new smartphone app from a young inventor from Dakar that will help people get around the city.
“Senegal is an important audience for us and it is fantastic news that we can now share our broadcasts with viewers there,” commented Herve Yonkeu, BBC Afrique editor. “Our team in Dakar will continue to bring unique and important stories to Senegal from the rest of the world as well as making local stories resonate internationally".
Added DTV managing director Jupiter Diagne: “The rebroadcast of BBC Infos on DTV adds to the credibility of our channel and strengthens the existing partnership between our organisations.”